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Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Basketball Prediction from Teddy Covers: March 5th 2017

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers
College Basketball Prediction: Minnesota +7.5 points (March 5th 2017)
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Even on senior day in Madison, the Wisconsin Badgers have no business in this pointspread range against the surging Golden Gophers.  Things have gone south in a hurry for Wisconsin, falling apart down the stretch of their Big 10 campaign.

The results do not lie.  Wisconsin is 0-3 SU and ATS in their last three contests, losing each time as a favorite, including SU losses at -7 and -12.  Over their last eight games, the Badgers have covered a grand total of one pointspread, falling nearly 10 POINTS PER GAME below betting market expectations.  The Badgers are quite simply not being priced in the correct range these days, an easy fade here!

Minnesota most assuredly still remembers their bitter, two point OT loss to the Badgers at home earlier this season; part of an 0-5 skid to close out January.  Since the calendar turned to February, the Gophers have won eight straight games, including a 14 point win as five point underdogs in their last road game at Maryland.  Six of those eight wins have come by nine points or more – extending leads and closing out games.

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Richard Pitino’s squad has hit just shy of 75% from the free throw line during this winning streak, in sharp contrast with Greg Gard’s team that can’t extend leads late due to free throw shooting below 65% for the full season, ranked #319 in the nation! Poor free throw shooting has the potential to be a real nightmare in this spread range for Badger backers…and that’s only if Wisconsin is in position to win the game at all!  Take Minnesota.

Minnesota vs. Washington State Holiday Bowl Over-Under & Point Spread Pick: December 27th 2016

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Washington State Cougars – 7:00pm ET December 27th 2016

Point Spread: Washington State is an 8.5 point favorite against Minnesota in the 2016 National Funding Holiday Bowl. The over/under for this game is 61 points. (Note: Line opened at WSU -5.5)

Public Perception: 65% of the wagering public is betting that Washington State will cover the point spread against Minnesota. 66% believe that this game will go over the total of 61 points.

Recent Performance: Minnesota finished their season out 5-2 with a loss in their last game against the Wisconsin Badgers by a score of 31-17 as a 14 point underdog. The week prior to that, they beat Northwestern by a score of 29-12 as a pick. Washington State finished out their year on an 8-2 winning streak, losing their last two games which were against Washington and Colorado by respective scores of 17-45 and 24-38.

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Side Betting Trends: Washington State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. Washington State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big Ten. Minnesota is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game. Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game. Minnesota is 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games following a straight up loss.

Over/Under Betting Trends: Under is 4-0-1 in Cougars last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home. Under is 4-0 in Cougars last 4 games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game. Under is 4-0-1 in Cougars last 5 games following a straight up loss. Under is 6-2 in Golden Gophers last 8 non-conference games. Under is 9-3 in Golden Gophers last 12 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game. Under is 12-5 in Golden Gophers last 17 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game. Under is 7-3 in Golden Gophers last 10 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.

Head-to-Head Betting Trends: No Trends Available

The Cougars look to finish the year with a win as they face Minnesota in the National Funding Holiday Bowl in California on December 27th. The Cougars bounced back from two early losses to be a contender in their conference before finishing with back-to-back losses to CU and WASH, while the Golden Gophers will play in a bowl for a fifth straight year. On paper, Minnesota should have a tough time slowing down Washington’s pass offense, which led the Pac-12, but we feel this game will have slower tempo than expected, giving the Gophers a chance for a late point spread cover.

Betting Pick: Minnesota Golden Gophers +8.5
Over-Under Pick: Under 61 points

Spartans vs. Gophers Basketball Betting Prediction from Brandon Lee: December 27th 2016

Michigan State Spartans vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers
College Basketball Predictions: Minnesota -6.5 points (December 27th 2016)
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The public is pounding Michigan State at a near 60% clip, yet this line continues to go the other direction. That tells me the big money is on the Gophers and I couldn’t agree more. Minnesota has jumped out to a 12-1 start and are a perfect 11-0 at home. Michigan State has won 4 of 5, but continue to not play well and are still missing their best player in freshman star Miles Bridges. Without him they have struggled to put away some mediocre teams and even lost by 8 at home to Northeastern recently. Regardless of who the Spartans have available, Minnesota is going to treat this like they are at full strength and lay everything on the line in their conference opener at home. Give me the Gophers -6.5!

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Maryland vs. Minnesota NCAA Basketball Prediction from Brandon Lee: February 18th 2016

MARYLAND VS. MINNESOTA BASKETBALLMaryland vs. Minnesota
NCAA Basketball Prediction: Minnesota +10.5 points (February 18th 2016)
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Maryland comes into this game off an ugly 57-70 home loss to Wisconsin and the perception here is that the Terrapins are going to bounce back with an easy win over Minnesota, who has yet to win a conference game at 0-13. I believe that perception has created value on the Golden Gophers, who have quietly been playing better of late. Minnesota only lost 71-75 at Iowa last time out and have now lost 7 of their last 8 games by 8 points or less. This is the biggest game left on the schedule for the Golden Gophers, so we can expect a max effort here and they catch a break by avoiding Maryland’s Diamond Stone, who is suspended for this contest. The Terrapins have been a great team to fade against bad teams, as they are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 against at team that’s won fewer than 40% of their games. Give me Minnesota +10.5!

Minnesota vs. Iowa Basketball Over-Under & Point Spread Pick: February 14th 2016

MINNESOTA VS. IOWA BASKETBALL 0VER UNDERMinnesota Golden Gophers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes – 7:30pm ET February 14th 2016
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Point Spread: Iowa is a 19.5 point favorite over Minnesota in today’s college basketball matchup. (Note: point spread opened up at IOWA -21). The over/under betting total for this game is 147.5 points.

Records: Minnesota is 6-18 SU and 7-15 ATS this season with an over/under record of 14-8. Iowa is 19-5 SU and 13-8 ATS this season with an over/under record of 12-9.

Public Perception: As of 4:50pm ET, 58% of the wagering public is betting that Iowa will cover the point spread over Minnesota.

Recent Meetings: The last time these two teams matched up was on February 12th of the 2015 season. Iowa was a 7 point chalk in that game and the over/under was 134.5 points. Minnesota won by 6 points as an underdog and the game went under the posted total.

Notable Betting Trends: Iowa is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss and 4-0 ATS in their last 5 home games. Minnesota is 9-24-1 ATS in their last 34 games when playing a team with a home winning percentage better than .600. The over is 8-1 in Minnesota’s last 9 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The over is 12-5 in Minnesota’s last 17 vs. opponents from the BIg 10 conference.

Point Spread Pick: Iowa Hawkeyes -19.5
Over-Under Pick: Over 147.5 points

Central Michigan vs. Minnesota Quick Lane Bowl Over-Under & Point Spread Pick: December 28th 2015

QUICK LANE BOWL OVER UNDER PICKQuick Lane Bowl – Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers – 5:00pm ET December 28th 2015
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Point Spread: The Minnesota Golden Gophers are a 6 point favorite agains the Central Michigan Chippewas in this years Quick Lane Bowl. The over/under is set at 49 points.

Records: Central Michigan is 7-5 SU and 9-3 ATS this season with an over/under record of 5-7. Minnesota is 5-7 SU and 6-6 ATS this season with an over/under record of 7-5.

Public Perception: As of 4pm ET, 51% of the wagering public is betting that Central Michigan will cover the point spread over Minnesota.

Recent Meetings: The last time these two teams took the field was all the way back in 1987. No betting information available.

Notable Betting Trends: The over is 6-1 in Minnesota’s last 7 games overall and 7-2 vs MAC conference opponents. Minnesota has gone over the total in 5 of their last 7 bowl games. The over is 7-1-1 in Central Michigan’s last 9 games vs Big Ten opponents. Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 bowl games. Central Michigan is 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall and 9-2 ATS after putting up more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.

Point Spread Pick: Central Michigan Chippewas +6
Over-Under Pick: Over 49 points.